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The 2018 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$125 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$155 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$90 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 
$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

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A New Approach to Developing Musicianship: Drawing the Common Thread Throughout Your Rehearsal Using the Right Materials and Teaching Strategies

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  • From the first warm-up exercise to the last musical selection, the successful rehearsal is focused on singular targets that impact the development of key musicianship skills. In this clinic, effective rehearsal techniques and teaching materials applicable to the development of these musicianship skills, including tonal and technical considerations, will be explored. In addition, teaching strategies that enhance student learning will also be presented.
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  • James Curnow lives in Nicholasville, Kentucky where he is president, composer, and educational consultant for Curnow Music Press, Inc. He also serves as Composer-in-residence Emeritus on the faculty of Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. His formal training was received at Wayne State University (MI) and at Michigan State University, where he was a euphonium student of Leonard Falcone, and a conducting student of Dr. Harry Begian.

    Joseph Manfredo is an Assistant Professor of Music for the School of Music at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. At Illinois, Manfredo teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and instrumental music education. Manfredo received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Eastern Illinois University. His graduate studies include a Master Degree in Conducting from EIU and a Doctorate in Music Education from Illinois.